Where to Find the Best Coffee in NYC

Skip the chains like Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts. When in Manhattan, seek out the best coffee in NYC from these popular coffee shops.

Café Grumpy

Walking Distance from Hotel 48LEX: 3 minutes

Café Grumpy lets their coffee speak for itself. The company started roasting its own beans in 2009 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s since expanded to locations around the city, and still focuses on quality and selecting beans from socially and environmentally responsible producers worldwide. Stop at the Grand Central Terminal shop for espresso, brewed coffee, and locally-sourced pastries. Don’t miss an excellent opportunity for people watching as busy commuters make their way in and out of the terminal.

Café Grumpy: 89 E 42nd St, (212) 661-2198

Blue Bottle Coffee

Walking Distance from Hotel 48LEX: 9 minutes

Blue Bottle believes that flavor in coffee is a crescendo, and no part of the journey is boring. The company was started with a mission to only sell coffee within 48 hours of roasting. Swing by Blue Bottle NYC for a coffee that roasters have determined is at peak flavor, then take a walk around Rockefeller Center. After you order an iced or warm drink, depending on the season, check out the complex’s remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures.

Blue Bottle Coffee: 1 Rockefeller Plaza, (510) 653-3394

Culture Espresso

Walking Distance from Hotel 48LEX: 10 minutes

Independently owned, Culture Espresso isn’t just a purveyor of the best coffee in NYC—it also offers a daily assortment of fresh baked goods. Don’t miss the fresh, gooey chocolate chip cookies. Take a seat in the art-adorned coffeehouse, or take your coffee to go for a walk in nearby Bryant Park.

Culture Espresso: 72 W 38th St, (212) 302-0200

Now you know where to get caffeinated on your next trip to New York. Ready to book a stay? Take a look at our special offers, and book direct for the best rate—guaranteed.